SELECTION FOR ANTARCTIC SERVICE
NAVY MEDICAL NEUROPSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH UNIT SAN DIEGO CA
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Environmental conditions, group composition, and work roles at Antarctic scientific stations are described, and possible sources and effects of stress in these environments are indicated. Cultural and psychological characteristics of various Navy and civilian occupational groups represented in wintering-over parties are compared, and the selection problem and procedures are outlined. Personal history, clinical, and self description variables which correlated significantly with three performance criteria are presented for Navy enlisted and Seabee groups, providing a summary of characteristics that distinguish the successful Navy man at small Antarctic stations.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations